STAR WARS: Rogue One Sizzle Reel and Poster

Oh man summer is here and now all I can think about is December because the STAR WARS: Rougue One sizzle reel/Poster just released and wow do they look awesome!

Rogue One is set to be something really unique just because it’s the first film that takes place outside of the main “Episodes” and by what we’ve seen so far this could be the best STAR WARS film yet! you can check out the sizzle reel below and the new Poster up above. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US!!!!


Han Solo #1 Hitting Stores This June!

From Marvel:

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 Punches it Into Hyperspace This June!

New York, NY – March 7th, 2016 – Everyone’s favorite scoundrel – now starring in his very own series! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – the newest Star Wars™ limited series coming to a galaxy far, far away and your local comic shops this June! A-list creators Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks hop in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to bring you a swashbuckling tale of high adventure in deep space!

Han Solo has finally entered his ship into the Dragon Void Run – an infamous high-stakes race across the stars. You know, the race Han has dreamt of winning. Only there’s a catch – his entry into this legendary race is a top-secret undercover mission for Princess Leia and the Rebellion! Will he keep his mind on the mission? More importantly – can he manage to pull it off while still maintaining his lead in the race?!

The race is on as Han, Chewie and the Falcon blast off this June for the highly anticipated STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices!



On Sale in June!

The Outside The Theater Podcast

Finally started up our own podcast!

If you are looking for a podcast with cheesy music intros and fake advertisements and are tired of listening to professional sounding people who actually know what they’re talking about then I have a podcast for you!!

Come join Caliph Ford, Ramon Rodriguez and myself as we discuss all types of nerd things like Star Wars, the DC Universe and much more.

Is It 2016 Already?

Just yesterday I remember thinking how cool it was that we had finally reached 2015. After a year of seeing how we didn’t have real hover boards or pretty much anything back to the future 2 promised I was almost happy to see 2015 hit my rearview. The year wasn’t all bad (We did get an amazing new STAR WARS movie!!) but overall I’m looking forward to 2016 a lot more.

I’ve pretty much been in hibernation mode since mid December due to my kids and wife being home for break and getting smacked with a cold that I’m still not quite over yet. Also me spending my free time watching and re-watching THE FORCE AWAKENS took some time.

Nonethless, I hope you all had a great start to 2016 and I look forward to spending some fun times in 2016 with all of you.

STAR WARS Put Me In The Story Books Are Perfect For Young Fans

I recently had the opportunity to check out a fantastic service for young readers called PUT ME IN THE STORY. The concept is that parents can visit and after navigating a very easy to use system, they can create a personalized story books for their children starring some of the coolest licensed characters that kids know and love.

To my 3 yr old son’s (and my own) happiness, the great folks over at PUT ME IN THE STORY allowed me to make him two of their STAR WARS books which have gone on to become a part of his daily life. The two stories, STAR WARS: THE FORCE INSIDE and STAR WARS REBELS: BATTLE PLANS FROM DARTH VADER are awesome books for young fans of the series and both are fun way for them to learn more about their favorite heroes and villains while also seeing how and where they would fit into the STAR WARS universe.

Though my 3yr old is still currently in the process of learning exactly how to read, it in no way stops his passion for enjoying story time and having fun with some of his favorite books. Thankfully having the added option of him being able to see himself and his name included on the same pages as many of his favorite STAR WARS characters made him absolutely crazy for both books and he is constantly asking me to re-read them both to him and help him take the quizzes that determine if he leans more the the lighted or the dark. Currently he is way to happy about being a Sith….His mother and I are working on that one.

I can’t say enough good things about the PUT ME IN THE STORY books as they are a fun personalized way to share the joy of reading with your children at any age. In a time when toy prices have skyrocketed and every video game comes with costly DLC add ons that can run a parent into spending hundreds of dollars it’s nice to see a truly unique gift be available for a decent price. Each book will run you $29.99 – $39.99 but that does include all of the customization. On top of that PUT ME IN THE STORY also provided me with a special promo code to share that can be used right now that will give you half off any of the personalized STAR WARS books.

If you have kids who are STAR WARS fans, this is a no brainer and an absolutely wonderful way to give your kids a special gift that goes way beyond the usually toys or games.

Promotion Info:

December 4-6

Use code FORCE to get 50% off personalized Star Wars books from Put Me In The Story

For personalized Star Wars books only, excludes plush toys

Batman V Superman Trailer Wows, Then Fizzles

I’ve watched the new trailer for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE several times at this point and all I can think is “why did they not end it 30 seconds earlier?”

The new look at the highly anticipated film does everything right in preparing us for this follow up to MAN OF STEEL and is the first true venture into seeing the larger DC Universe come to life on the big screen but as the trailer builds cut to a final 30 seconds where it seems like the trailer and possibly the plot of this film “goes off the rails”.

After seeing the introductions of Superman, Batman and Lex Luthor we are given some hints of Lex manipulating the two and are off and running with the idea that we’ll be watching an awesome film pitting these two heroes against each other before they eventually make peace and set up what will be a series of Justice League films. This trailer does a great job of setting up that premise but then out of nowhere the final 30 seconds or so are a weird jump to what one can only assume is the final act of the film that sees Lex Luthor (doing his best Dr. Frankenstein impression) creating  Doomsday as Wonder Women appears out of nowhere to save our heroes (who are apparently friends now?) and join by their side.

I honestly have no idea how the movie studio deemed it necessary to throw all of that storyline into one trailer for a film that releases in a few short months anyway. Besides seeming rushed and out of place the final 30 seconds of the trailer gave the film a panicked “SPIDER-MAN 3” feel of random characters and too much going on. I honestly want to still believe that in the end BATMAN V SUPERMAN will turn out to be a great film but unfortunately after this trailer, or at least the final 30 seconds of it os giving me a bad feeling about this whole thing.

Barneys adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Raffle

Hey all, one of the most difficult sneakers to get your hands on is of course the Yeezy 350 Boost from adidas and this weekend’s upcoming release of the “moonrock” color way should be one of the hardest to date. Luckily Barneys (who will be selling the shoe is giving everyone the opportunity to have a chance to grab one with their online raffle) its pretty easy to do and you can sign up through the link on their FB page. Best of Luck if your hoping to cop!!

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The WWE Needs To Give Sasha Banks And The Women Of Wrestling A Real Chance

During last week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, we as an audience were reminded just how absolutely lost the writers behind the scenes of the show truly are. During the first of two segments allowed to the women wrestlers…..I mean superstars……no wait I mean Divas, we saw the announcers acknowledge the incredible match from last week’s NXT: TAKEOVER RESPECT between Sasha Banks and Bayley.

There was a video package and even some nice quotes from respected press outlets showing just how important this moment was for women and the wrestling industry as a whole. Of course, this whole pomp and circumstance was shown in the background of yet another Nikki Bella vs Naomi match while Sasha Banks stayed on the outside of the ring being treated as just another interchangeable face in the Diva’s division.

The whole segment wasn’t a completely negative one though. As I mentioned there was that video package and the announcers did take some time to acknowledge Sasha’s achievement on NXT and they even played up the crowd chanting “we want Sasha” as part of the storyline to assuringly cause animosity between Team B.A.D. members Naomi, Tamina and Sasha but the problem was despite all that acknowledgment, nothing has changed for the women of the WWE on Monday night. Week in and week out we watch an interchangeable member of a three woman team face off against another interchangeable member of another three woman team.

The entire reason fans love the women of NXT is that while they were on NXT they were able to develop personalities and tell great stories. Sadly, on Monday nights they are treated as a group of beautiful females who fight each other. Nothing more. Nothing Less.

Sure, the term “Diva’s revolution” keeps getting thrown around and the announcers can try to play up nonexistent storylines all they want but in all honesty, fans who only watch on Monday nights have no reason to care about the ladies of the “Diva’s” division. If you are only watching Monday nights, the hype surrounding women’s wrestling and the “Divas revolution” probably doesn’t even make sense because there’s nothing happening on Mondays that supports a revolution or even anything slightly exciting for that matter.

I fully understand that despite my personal love for Sasha Banks and my devotion to tuning into NXT every week, most casual fans simply don’t watch NXT and probably don’t really understand how good Sasha and some of the other women from NXT truly are. The WWE Network boasts around 1 Million subscribers but even that doesn’t mean every one of those people actually watch NXT and when you look at the tens of millions of fans around the world you start to realize that despite how damn good the performers of NXT are, casual fans most likely don’t really understand that and when performers like Sasha are moved to Raw they need to have their talents showcased for the new larger audience, instead of being thrown into the background assuming everyone knows what they can do.

In the past, if superstars had a phenomenal match that absolutely “brought the house down” there would usually be a moment on Raw where the performers would come out and accept some praise from the crowd as a sign of respect. In Sasha Banks’ case, she got the video package and a slight acknowledgement in the overall “Bella” storyline but other than that, nothing special. Some would argue the fact that her even getting acknowledged should be enough but I’d argue it’s not. Sasha Banks and the ladies of NXT are not just some fad or flavor of the month, these women are the real deal and something we haven’t seen in a very long time.

In the case of Sasha Banks I’d say we are at the early moments of what could be a Hall of Fame career as she has the talent, personality and look that should skyrocket her to the top of the wrestling world and keep her there for a very, very long time. Unfortunately, on Monday nights, we as an audience are only told how good Sasha and the rest of the NXT women are and are rarely given the opportunity to them perform their craft.

How can a massive, live TV audience learn to appreciate just how good she is at being “The Boss” when she rarely as a mic in her hand now or even gets a 1 on 1 storyline for that matter? Sasha thrives when she has an opponent and a story she can sink her teeth into and unfortunately the storyline of “female team members are jealous of each other” (the same storyline that Team PCB is also currently performing by the way) just doesn’t do it. I have no doubt in my mind that if there’s a way for Sasha to make this jealously storyline work then she will absolutely knock it out of the park but the fact of the matter is she deserves better than this. In fact, all the Women of the WWE deserve better than this…..and so do we as fans.

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